When we first arrived on-site at this year’s Electric Daisy Carnival New York edition- we entered what honestly felt like a concrete jungle- in the oft distance we heard Danny Avila make his presence known in New York City with his all-too-familiar, enthusiastic stage entrance. The immense energy and charisma that Danny brings to the stage at such a young age never ceases to incite excitement in the audience- from the moment he opened with his Fall beatport smash Breaking Your Fall to closing out his set with Kastneholt & Dee’s One Two F**ck You (Original Mix)- Danny maintained an active vehemence that pursued a wide variation of upbeat and melodic electro hits with steady progressive undertones throughout the entirety of his set.
Notable tracks from his EDC New York set:
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We had an opportunity to catch up with the 18 year old Spanish wonder-kid and here’s what he had to say on his big plans to come in the next few months:
Earmilk- Great Set, so how was your experience playing at EDC New York?
Danny Avila- EDC is amazing, I’ve played a couple of shows, EDC shows before- EDC Orlando, Puerto Rico and the vibe is amazing plus its New York- its actually my favorite city, I’ve played here more than 10 times and every time its better and better. Last time I played Webster Hall on the Generation Wild Tour, it was really wild and today was massive. It was so much fun.
EM- So going back to Generation Wild, you guys just wrapped that up about a month and a half ago - how did that tour help you grow as an artist- working with Deniz Koyu, dBerrie, Mikael Weermets?
DA- It was the first time that we toured all together versus by ourselves. It was a great experience, especially because we all learn things from each other. They’re all great producers and we all learn production tips from each other and it was a good experience. We’re going to repeat the tour and go for round two!
EM- Oh really? When and Where?
DA- Probably in October, West Coast. We’re going to do LA, California - we’re going to focus on the West Coast.
EM- So now that we’ve discussed EDC and Generation Wild- you’ve obviously played a ton of clubs here, you have residencies set up in Vegas and Ibiza this summer—do you enjoy playing festivals or clubs better?
DA- Tough question, because I think its important to do 50/50 because if you only play club shows its small but if you only play big shows then it gets boring, not boring but my opinion I like to play clubs, festivals, also beach clubs, whatever, even private shows. Also warmup shows- I love to do everything.
EM- Many different types of clubs- say playing pacha is different than playing some smaller more exclusive clubs
DA- Of course! Pacha is something else [haha]
EM- Where do you find that the energy is best?
DA- Its totally different thing for example- I play totally different when I play a festival than in a club. Also if you play a 2 hour set you have to spread the energy through your set, if you play like 2 hours full energy then it will be dead after one hour. Its different the way you play which is why I love to play clubs and festivals.
EM- Obviously you’ve accomplished so much at such a young age, what has been the highlight of your career so far? Most memorable moment?
DA- My Ibiza residency this summer was sick I played so many shows on the island, that was good. I was playing with Tiesto like every two weeks which was awesome. Then I did a very cool tour in September so I was sort of in the states for the very first time and it was a very cool experience. I did Coachella which was also a very cool experience, the first weekend was better than the second- it was wild and it was crazy, and Ultra was something else, everyone was there!
EM: So speaking of your Ibiza and Vegas residencies- where is the party going to be this summer? Ibiza or Vegas? New York? Or the festivals?
DA: I love Hakassan its amazing club- its cool to do a bit of everything. Vegas is different, but Ibiza for sure. I’m playing a lot of shows in Las Vegas, like 20 shows this year and I’m playing like 3 or 4 different clubs on the island. I don’t even think I’m going to have one day off in the summer after checking my schedule.
EM: Well you’re very energetic and love to take on every project that comes your way, so I’m sure you’ll have a great summer! You have a great team behind you and you have our support! Thank you for your time, we appreciate you doing an interview with us! Best of luck this summer.